County Community Foundation Ladies Disability team travelled to Manchester
City’s recently built training complex to play against Manchester City Ladies
Disability team. It was a fantastic match for both teams and a good showcase
for women's disability football.
County Community Foundation remain committed to the grassroots level of
disability football. Over the last five years we have seen our male adults
teams go from strength to strength and now we have two teams that play
regularly. Our under 16s team have also made huge strides forward over the last
six months and have developed into a team that play as part of the Ability
Counts Football Festival. However while our disability programme has
undoubtedly blossomed there have been limited opportunities for female
participants in the past. This is no longer the case thanks to the Grow the
Game 3 year funding programme. This has given the Foundation more resources to
be able to set up a ladies disability team and provide further opportunities to
be part of the football club and the Community Foundation.
County Community Foundation team is made up mostly of girls who attend our
weekly Pan Disability training session or girls from Stockport CP Society. Both
organisations work together on a number of disability football projects. The
girls have had a number of training sessions together and Foundation Coach
Georgina Maume has put the girls through their paces and done an excellent job.
match itself was played in the right spirit with both teams displaying some
excellent football. In a tightly contested encounter, despite some great goals
from Charlotte Neagle and Amy Lawson, County ladies narrowly missed out 5-3 on
the night. However the score may have been different if not for a sterling
goalkeeping display from the Manchester
City goalkeeper who produced a number of fine stops on the night.
Officer Jordan Raynes said "I was very proud to witness the girls playing
on tuesday night some of whom have been involved in our disability programme
for years without the real opportunity to play competitively and represent
Stockport County. This is why it was such a special occasion for the girls. I
must say that considering this was our first official match and against a well
established side like Manchester City Ladies the girls did themselves proud and
will only get better from here"
would also like to thank Manchester City Disability Officer Paul Kelly for
inviting us to their fantastic training facility and helping to make the
Lees, Chairman of the Foundation added "As a foundation we are 100%
committed to the ethos of football for all and this has seen our disability
programme grow from strength to strength"
If you would like to find out more about our
disability programme please contact